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Peoria police arrest student for bringing gun to high school

Posted at 3:26 PM, Aug 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-19 18:26:04-04

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Police in the Phoenix suburb of Peoria say a Centennial High School student has been arrested for allegedly bringing a gun onto campus.

They say the 16-year-old boy was booked Monday into the Durango Juvenile Detention Center on a charge of carrying a weapon on school grounds and drug charges.

School administrators allegedly caught the student smoking marijuana wax in one of the bathrooms.

He was escorted to the school office where he reportedly told the administrator he had a gun in his backpack.

A school resource officer searched the backpack and found a handgun with 11 rounds in the magazine.

The teen told police he was holding the gun for another person, but couldn't provide a name.

They say he didn't make any threats toward the school or others.